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Posted: July 12, 2021

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, July 5 through July 11, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 92 calls for service. The following is a summary of some of the files our officers responded to.

Woman taken to hospital following national park rollover

On Monday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. Witnesses reported the driver of an eastbound Kia Soul pulled out to pass a vehicle, lost control and rolled her vehicle into a ditch. The driver was transported to the Invermere and District Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Driver taken to hospital for assessment after Invermere crash

On Tuesday, July 6 at 1 p.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Athalmer Road and Lakeview Drive in Invermere. A GMC Sierra pickup collided into the rear of a Chevrolet pickup that was stopped at the traffic light. It is believed the driver of the GMC pickup suffered a medical event prior to the collision. The driver of the GMC pickup was transported to the hospital to be assessed. The driver of the Chevrolet pickup was not injured.

Mountain bike stolen from back deck in Invermere

On Wednesday, July 7, a resident on 7th Avenue in Invermere reported her full suspension Norco mountain bike was stolen off her back deck.

Tools stolen from unlocked shed in Fairmont

On Friday, July 9, a resident on Columbia Lake Road in Fairmont Hot Springs reported a theft from his unlocked shed. Stolen was a Makita 18 V circular saw, a Stihl 170 chainsaw, a 20 litre grey can and a toolbox with some plumbing parts.

Rollover near Panorama creates 24-hour driving prohibition and vehicle impoundment

On Saturday, July 10 at 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a single vehicle rollover involving a Chevrolet Equinox on Toby Creek Road near Panorama. An officer attended and, while speaking to the driver, formed grounds to read a breath demand. The driver complied with a breath demand, which confirmed the driver had alcohol in his body. The driver received a 24-hour driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 24 hours. No injuries were reported.

– Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander


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